The BenQ High Brightness Laser Projectors deliver Great Image Quality, Installation Flexibility and Reliability
By Diane Jones
BenQ, a premier provider of visual display solutions, just added two new interchangeable lens equipped laser projectors to its BlueCore laser projector family: the LU9750 and LU9800. Specifically engineered to deliver high brightness, precise image accuracy, and long-lasting reliability with zero maintenance, the new 8500-ANSI-lumen LU9750, and 10,000-ANSI-lumen LU9800 laser projectors are perfectly suited for large venues, simulations, and museum applications.
"Our latest laser projectors were developed for markets and applications that demand brightness and the highest attention to color accuracy but can't afford the steep price tag of a digital cinema projector in which these desired features are traditionally found," said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. "In the past, these markets either had to make large investments for a color-accurate cinema projector or compromise on the precision of color and brightness, thereby negatively impacting the outcome of the installation. We're the first company to offer a 10K-lumen, color-accurate laser projector with 95% Rec. 709 color coverage for under $15,000."
An Achievement in Brightness, Clarity, and Color Accuracy
The new BenQ LU9750 and LU9800 laser projectors were specifically built for large-venue, simulation, and museum applications, filling a market gap where few affordable premium-quality projectors could be found. BenQ states that these projectors are engineered from the company's decades-long legacy and expertise in creating outstanding projectors. Because these markets are focused on visual details, the LU9750 and LU9800 laser projectors are built leveraging the technological advances that have made BenQ a leader in projectors for many applications including esports, health care, and home theaters, where the highest attention to picture detail is required.
They provide WUXGA (1920 x 1200) native resolution that exceeds full-HD 1080p for greater detail and image clarity at a high lumen count — as much as 10,000 ANSI lumens in the LU9800 — to deliver specified color accuracy that is often only available on much more expensive projectors. In addition, BenQ claims these projectors deliver cinematic 95% Rec. 709 color coverage and accuracy out of the box, and will not yellow over time.
Zero Maintenance and Easy to Install Anywhere
BenQ notes that the LU9750 and LU9800 laser projectors are also set apart in their maintenance-free, flexible design. They boast sealed laser modules and enclosed light engines to protect the DMD chip, color wheel sensor, laser bank, and other optical components. Due to this design, both projectors are IP5X-certified — the same "dust resistant" IP certification earned by today's smartphones and watches that require rigorous protection. This ensures that dust never has a chance to enter and cause damage that would shorten the projector's life.
Dust leads to a laser projector's demise and can collect on the internal optical components, causing spots that can ruin the picture and cause signal detection failure and brightness and color decay. The fully sealed engine keeps dust out and does so without the labor and maintenance costs of cleaning and replacing filters, which may be ineffective at completely removing dust.
Finally, BenQ made sure these projectors offered flexible installation capabilities and tools well-suited for the unique applications in which they will be installed. BenQ laser technology guarantees reliable projection from any angle. Dynamic installation options such as 360-degree rotation and portrait applications allow projection onto ceilings, walls, floors, or angled signage.
In addition, motorized zoom, focus, horizontal/vertical lens shift, and customizable memory features ensure the image is perfectly aligned to the room's requirements. Both projectors are compatible with nine electrical optional lenses to maximize throw ratio coverage to suit any application.
Reduces Management Tasks With Free Agnostic Software
BenQ highlights that they make the management of any projector simple and free. The LU9750 and LU9800 laser projectors are compatible with Crestron, AMX, and PJ Link LAN-based control systems for convenient system integration with various third-party components. When there is no LAN infrastructure, they also can be supported over RS-232 for reliable long-distance installations up to 15 meters.
Finally, the projectors come preinstalled with BenQ's MDA centralized control software to maintain multiple projectors with ease. This completely free PC-based management tool enables remote and centralized management of multiple digital projectors by IT administrators/technicians via a local network. The management capabilities include the ability to remotely monitor, control, and configure projectors individually or as groups.